A company that has studied data breaches says personal information is at much greater risk when a particular person or small group of people is targeted.
Thomas Oscherwitz of San Diego based I-D Analytics says the
average person is much more at risk if someone goes through their garbage than if they are part of a large data breach.
The staggering amount of Social Security numbers and other
personal information contained on a stolen state computer tape has
worried Ohio residents.
It's also led Governor Strickland to call nearly daily briefings since the device was stolen a week ago.
Jay Foley of the Identity Theft Resource Center says identity
theft can happen to any individual.